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Old 07-22-2016, 11:19 PM   #1
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377 Tow Vehicle suggestions??

I Ordered a 377rlbh and it'll be here hopefully within a week. I was looking at the specs on it and it looks like since I added the generator and washer and dryer that I probably should use a dually to pull it? Admittedly I'm a ram guy so I've really only checked on Rams. But the pin weight is going to be around 4K with all that stuff... Anyway if you have any suggestions please let me know!


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Old 07-22-2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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Dually.... flavor of your choice.

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Old 07-23-2016, 07:16 AM   #3
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I have the 14 in my sig below and this thing will pull anything. With the Aisin tranny the Cummins is factory chipped to 385HP and 850 lb/ft torque. 2016 is same hp but 900ft/lbs.

Do a little research in generation 4 (2011 and up) as all trucks are not created equally due to all the options Ram has from trannys to rears.

Spring packs will be the same for each class.

A dually is more stable IMHO, but some pull with the SRW.
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You could tow it with a SRW, but you'd be much happier with a dually. I pulled my previous fifth wheel (similar size and weight) with an f250 short bed (really an f350 with f250 badges) and it did ok but i wanted more stability so I got a dually. With the long bed and dual wheels, it was a huge difference.


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Not quite ready to unveil my new towing solution, but while I KNOW that I'm overweight, I'm surprised at how little "squat" I get, and how substantial the braking seems with my 377 and a my ¾ ton RAM. Pulled it in and out of the Adirondack "High Peaks" Region on July 4 Weekend with no difficulty.

I don't have the washer/dryer, or the generator, but I DID replace the single factory battery with a bank of four 6-volt golf cart batteries, as part of my solar power install. I also have Timbren's on the RAM.

I had a campsite visit from one of the self-appointed Deputy Weight Police officers, who stopped by my site to tell me what a menace to society I was for even THINKING about venturing out with a combination as "dangerous" as mine, but I later found out that he visited sites up and down several camping loops informing and warning campers of everything that they were doing wrong (in his eyes).....
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I pull my 377 RLBh with installed Onan Generator (pin weight of 4300 with water, fuel, propane and loaded up for full timing) with my 2016 GMC 3500 SRW. I pulled it for 7 moths with my 2500 gmc as well. Dually would be nice, but in no way is it required or less/safe. 99% of accidents are do to the loose but behind the wheel. A dually doesn't work for many as a daily driver. Personally for me it's the 8ft bed I can't live with.

The aesthetics of the Ram don't appeal to me, but then neither do blonde headed women, so I can offer no real help on trucks, since all of them will do the job.


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I pull my 377 RLBh with installed Onan Generator (pin weight of 4300 with water, fuel, propane and loaded up for full timing) with my 2016 GMC 3500 SRW. I pulled it for 7 moths with my 2500 gmc as well. Dually would be nice, but in no way is it required or less/safe. 99% of accidents are do to the loose but behind the wheel. A dually doesn't work for many as a daily driver. Personally for me it's the 8ft bed I can't live with.

The aesthetics of the Ram don't appeal to me, but then neither do blonde headed women, so I can offer no real help on trucks, since all of them will do the job.


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Yeah I completely agree (minus the part about the blonde!)I didn't want to drive a dually every day but if I did it'd have to be a mega cab w/ 6'4" bed.


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I'll be picking my 377 Tuesday! I'll be towing it home, a 4 1/2 hrs trip in without a trailer, with a short bed f250. I think it will pull fine. It has airbags installed, which help with sag and handling drasticlly. I have had 18k plus behind this truck, with no problems. I'll let you know how it handles this 5er when I get it in.
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